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DECRA funding supports Uni of Adelaide research

DECRA funding

Ten University of Adelaide research projects have received a combined $4.1 million from the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) scheme.

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Superbasin project unearths geological history

superbasin study

A team of researchers from the University of Adelaide will carry out an extensive geological study of the Centralian Superbasin – rocks that were once part of a vast inland sea – under a grant awarded by the Australian Research Council.

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Keys to unlocking mysteries of cancer

cancer researchers

A crack new team is decoding cancer’s genetic and immunological mysteries right here in South Australia.

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Alumna's star continues to rise

University of Adelaide alumna Professor Lisa Kewley

Adelaide science alumna Professor Lisa Kewley – who is internationally recognised for her outstanding contribution to our understanding of the universe - continues her stellar academic career with the announcement this week of a prestigious appointment in the United States as Director of the Center for Astrophysics: Harvard and Smithsonian (CfA).

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Funding support to discover ways to block the migration of T-cells responsible for MS

T-cell illustration

University of Adelaide Research Fellow, Dr Iain Comerford has secured funding from Multiple Sclerosis Australia to further his research into the factors that influence specific immune cell (T cell) migration into the bloodstream and the brain in people who have MS.

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Congratulations to our research superstars

Barr Smith Library

University of Adelaide researchers have been recognised in the latest list of the top researchers nationwide, as featured in The Australian newspaper’s Research magazine 2021.

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Premier recognition for mining and energy expertise

Roseworthy solar farm

The University of Adelaide’s mining and energy expertise has been acknowledged at South Australia’s 2021 Premier’s Awards in Energy and Mining.

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Two new University of Adelaide fellows

Helen Marshall

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences welcomed 19 women and 10 men to its Fellowship recognising the brightest minds in health and medical sciences across a range of fields, including research, industry and more.

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The history of one of the most influential schools of Western Desert painting

Sunfly Tjamptitjin, untitled, 1982

The history of the Balgo art movement, one of the most vibrant and influential schools of Western Desert painting, has now been told in a new book, Balgo: Creating Country, by Professor John Carty, Head of Humanities at the South Australian Museum and Director of the University of Adelaide’s National Centre for Aboriginal Language and Music Studies (NCALMS).

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Building more drought-resilient crops through science

Dry wheat in field.

In a review paper published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, researchers at the University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine have summarised seven years of research published in more than 20 international journals, on the effect of drought on cereal plants such as wheat and barley.

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